2017 Volunteer Registration Opening Soon!

Thank you to all of our 2016 Granville Island Turkey Trot Volunteers!  We could not do it without you. Registration to Volunteer for the next Granville Island Turkey Trot opens soon. The event is organized annually by the local non-profit Vancouver International Marathon Society.

Here are some of the benefits of being a RUNVAN® Volunteer:

  1. Exclusive Granville Island Turkey Trot t-shirt
  2. $20 Gift Card with no minimum spend at Rackets & Runners for New Balance product!
  3. Refreshments
  4. Camaraderie with a great, generous team!

 Here is a list of our Volunteer positions:

  • Package pick up
  • Course marshals
  • Food hand out
  • Set-up crew
  • Start/Finish crew
  • Parking marshal
  • Gear check/Gear pick up
  • Results
  • Bike valet
  • Information ambassadors


We welcome volunteers of all ages, however, children under the age of 18 years must have parental or guardian consent and be supervised by their parent, guardian or adult at all times while working together in the same role and area during the event. We encourage school groups to participate and all students under the age of 18 must be accompanied and supervised by their school teacher from the same school.

Kids Run Volunteers

In order to volunteer in the Kids Run, volunteers must be over 18 years old and complete a Mandatory Background Check as required. If you are new and have not lived in British Columbia (BC) for more than 2 years, or an International Student with no credit and residence history in BC, your background check application will not be able to be processed by the BC Ministry of Justice. Please select a different volunteer role and area that does not require a Background Check.

Password Protected Roles and Shifts

Some roles are password protected for specific individuals, teams and groups. Select Captains have been given a unique password to provide their volunteers private access to their role and shift for registration. If you cannot view or see your role and shift then you need a password.

For more information, please email volunteer@runvan.org or call: 604-872-2928